Smokies Backcountry Camping: Things You Need to Know
Reservations and permits are required for all overnight stays in the backcountry.To make reservations, please visit the backcountry permit website.
To ensure your backcountry trip is safe and enjoyable, please take a few moments to read each of the sections below. If you have questions, please call the Backcountry Information Office at 865-436-1297. Phone calls are the preferred method of contact for backcountry trip planning questions. The Backcountry Information Office is open daily from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm (Eastern Time).